Gov’t sources deny phone conversation between Tsipras, Clinton after Greek referendum

TAGS: Politics, Diplomacy

The Greek government on Thursday said no contact had been made between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and former US President Bill Clinton in the early days following the bailout referendum last year.

Speaking to Kathimerini on Wednesday, sources close to the prime minister admitted that the two had spoken on the phone in the summer of 2015, adding, however, that the conversation took place before the July vote.

The same sources rejected allegations that a call had taken place on July 10 when, according an e-mail published by Wikileaks, the White House asked Clinton to intervene with the aim of convincing Tsipras to agree on a new bailout agreement with the country’s lenders.